Impacts Of Shutdown On Head Start Program, Art CompetitionPlay
Many states are feeling the pinch from the government shutdown.
Head Start programs around the country were already impacted by sequester cuts, but now many are being forced to close because of the shutdown.
Bill Bevacqua, of the Action for Bridgeport Community Development, runs Head Start programs in Bridgeport, Conn., where all 13 programs had to close.
Meantime, the shutdown is also affecting an art competition.
Artist Anni Crouter is one of the top ten finalists in the annual art prize competition held in Grand Rapids, Michigan,
Her piece, a giant oil painting of a polar bear titled "Polar Expressed," was supposed to be exhibited at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum, but it will now be on display outdoors.
- Bill Bevacqua, deputy director for the Action for Bridgeport Community Development, the group that runs the Head Start programs in Bridgeport, Conn.
- Anni Crouter, an artist whose show has been disrupted by the shutdown.
This segment aired on October 2, 2013.